Wednesday, May 22, 2013
After we bought the adjoining vineyard property we had to get some heavy equipment to develop a road that would allow us to come in from the main entrance and drive over to the house. We wanted the entrance to make an impression by being the first thing a visitor sees when arriving at the vineyard. We achieved this by installing a guardrail that essentially closed off the original entrance to the driveway leading to the house. Once completed all traffic must go through the main vineyard entrance.
House At Time Of Purchase
|We also covered the cement exterior with stone and wood on the first floor and added “red” as the punch color for the doors and other accents.|
The transformation is nearly completed. We added a red English bench where the metal settee is in the picture and soon we will have a lovely metal plaque above it announcing “The Lodgings”. There are two full apartments downstairs with full-in suite kitchen, 1 bedroom, 1 bath. The back patio overlooks the Roaring River.
The view from the back patio
Our new look
How the house looks today
The front gate
It has taken a lot of time and effort to bring out the beauty of the house. We knew we had a beautiful spot on the river and the house needed to match its splendor.